Secret Uniform Day
Many days, Dr. Ajwani, Ms. Woesthoff, Ms. Caballero and Ms. Mascia visit your classroom. On certain days, they will be looking to see if 95% of your class is wearing the school uniform and give out golden tickets. You will never know which day they will decide to give out these golden tickets. That’s why it is called “Secret” Uniform Day! If your class collects enough of these golden tickets you can win prizes.
Rules of the Game:
Golden Ticket Prize List
5 Golden Tickets = schedule your class into a free gym or playground period
10 Golden Tickets = No homework pass day for class
20 Golden Tickets = Class movie & popcorn
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As I am sure you know, P.S. 229 follows the Chancellor’s mandate for a mandatory uniform policy. Although schools can opt out of this mandate, our parents and School Leadership Team prefer to participate in the mandatory uniform policy. We discuss this issue each spring and each year parents want to continue our uniform policy.
We have found that wearing uniforms benefits our students.
The main purpose of a uniform policy is to promote a more effective learning climate; foster school unity and pride; improve student performance; foster self-esteem; eliminate label competition; simplify dressing and minimize costs to parents; teach children appropriate dress and decorum in their “work” place; and help to improve student conduct and discipline.
As an incentive to promote students to wear uniforms please see the back of this sheet for our incentive and reward program that we will begin next Monday, November 3rd.
Friday, is our Get Fit Fridays, and although we prefer students to dress in white/navy sport clothes, we are certainly more flexible that day, if they are still dressed to participate in sports and exercise.
If a parent feels strongly about getting an exemption to wearing a uniform, please call the office to make an appointment with me to discuss the matter. Students not wearing a uniform without an exemption on file will be considered out of uniform. If students have the appropriate exemption they will not affect the class’s participation rate for uniform incentives or be reprimanded in any way.
Thank you for your support,
Sibylle Ajwani, Ed. D.